This summer has been a fun one! We’ve had lots going on and one of the things that has kept us busy, is cucumbers. We planted a garden and so did our daughter and the grands. Our garden didn’t do so well but hers on the other hand–gave & gave. It’s still going strong. From headboard to pickle stand is how I re-used our old headboard I built in 2012 and now gets to be used as a pickle stand, or lemonade stand, or salsa stand.
A project I made eight years ago and re-purposed this summer, for a great use. This time around, an awesome pickle stand. You know like a lemonade stand?
A pickle/lemonade stand, that is kid-friendly, mobile, and unique. It’s also perfect for two little guys that dreamt up a pickle stand to sell Mimzy’s (aka me), pickles to the public.
Let’s start with the headboard…
I built this in 2012 when we moved to the Dallas area and hubs thought we needed to move from a queen size bed to a king size bed. He didn’t buy a headboard, as he wanted us to pick one out together once I moved to join him.
I decided I wanted to build one instead.
It served us well for several years but then fast forward to our move to Iowa and our Master didn’t have a solid wall in which the headboard would fit right. Since I really didn’t want to sell it, I stored it. I figured I’d be given guidance on what to do with it.
When the kids wanted to have a pickle stand, the first thought was to make them an actual stand they can use time and time again. When I went to check the wood stash, I found the headboard glaring back at me and…
the rest is this.
From headboard to pickle stand
The cutest little pickle stand was born.
Thank goodness too—because their garden kept producing remarkable cucumbers!
How I created a pickle stand out of a headboard
I had Boo trim off the legs since I happen to have aged since 2012 and I found it heavier to lift in one piece. Once the legs were off, I was able to split it into 3 sections. I removed the shelf top so that I could install them a little different. I also reattached the legs but on the top part.
We’re able to just slip each end to the center piece and it stands alone. We can now take it apart to store and re-use.
Best part the kids sold out of pickles both times that they had their pickle stand, and they had a blast!
My favorite tip to offer people is, before you toss something out… can it be reused, repurposed, recycled? I dislike waste and if you can rescue something to use for something else… we should all do it!
Otherwise, we wouldn’t have ourselves the cutest little pickle stand around!